Organization

DC Youth Orchestra Program

Washington, DC | http://www.dcyop.org
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Joined in July 2005

About Us

The DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) is the region’s leading ensemble-based music education program. With the mission “music for young people; achievement for life!” DCYOP has fostered the musical development and changed the lives of 50,000+ youth since 1960.


Today DCYOP offers group lessons and ensemble training on all orchestral instruments for 700 students ages 4 ½ to 18, with a commitment to serving to under-represented communities through expanded tuition assistance and tuition-free, on-site satellite programs at DC Title I schools. DCYOP’s students represent 250 different schools, 100 unique ZIP codes, and a range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The first youth orchestra to perform at the Kennedy Center, DCYOP has toured 22 countries, played for US presidents and diplomats, and worked with esteemed musicians such as Copland, Maazel, Rostropovich, and most recently Gustavo Dudmael and Yo-Yo Ma. The program has received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (formerly Coming Up Taller) and the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Arts Education. For more information, please visit www.dcyop.org 

The DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) is the region’s leading ensemble-based music education program. With the mission “music for young people; achievement for life!” DCYOP has fostered the musical development and changed the lives of 50,000…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth

Location

1120 20th Street Northwest, Suite 200N, Washington, DC 20036

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